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Memorials to Men Lost in the sinking

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
Eric Charles Wilcocks

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Date of birth: 16th November 1922
Place of birth: Croydon, Surrey, England
Parents: Frederick and Annie Wilcocks
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: P/JX 162022
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Eric was born on 16th November 1922. He was one of six children (four boys and two girls) born to Frederick and Annie Wilcocks (nee Stevens), of West Croydon, Surrey. He was 18 years old at the time of his loss.

Additional Photos

Hood Chapel, Church of St. John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire, England

Photos of the memorial

Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea, Hampshire, England

Photos of the memorial

The part of the memorial in which the Hood casualty names can be found.
(Panels 45 to 61)

Eric's name is in Column 1 of Panel 50.

Detail of Eric's name.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
The Wilcocks family (photos, September 2003)